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author said bill clinton could steal obama's thunder. ladies and gentlemenn, governor mike huckabee. hello, everybody. thank you, thank you very much. great crowd here today in new york. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studio in new york city. having returned from the republican national convention in tampa. i have thoughts. for one thing. that magic moment with clintt eastwood. pretty spectacular really. we have tried to get president obama on this show for years and he's turned us down every time. now it is easy. we just bring the chair out. [applause] maybe if i have the chair he will magically appear just like harry reid's imaginary friends appear from time to time. we didn't miss losing that first night of the convention which was cancelled because of the possibility of bad weather. it was a tough but appropriate call given the weather forecast. by the way, the three networks were covering only one hour anyway. if there was a session viewers on cable would have been stuck watching hawaii 50 reruns. going forward. the parties ought to have a two night convention and tw
an atmosphere where democrats can come together, show the unity behind president obama and joe biden to re-elect them and elect a congress to go with it. >> the republicans starting with ann romney and that was the role of a spouse, traditional role, but they had some very exciting younger speakers. they had susana martinez, the governor. tell me about the strategy to counteract their strategy of trying to appeal to women by putting a lot of very prominent women on the podium. >> well, before we even knew what their convention was, and as a matter of fact, it is our tradition to have prominent women on the podium because prominent women have roles in the democratic party. i'm very pleased that we will have our women's presentation from the house and from the senate which not only showcases women, but talks about the issues that women are concerned about. women's right to choose, women in health care, women in the military, women in business, in small business, and the rest. so it isn't about countering them. it's about who we are and we're very proud of the women who will be presenting at
things better? >> is a perennial questions in elections and the case of romney against obama. explicitly and implicitly, the president has to answer that charge. they have tried in chicago for the last year to say this isn't just a referendum on us. it's a choice. you're going to hear that framing throughout this convention in charlotte. i will say, i think they're going to do more to try to go back and litigate his record that people now expect or that they have done previously. i think you're going to hear more about, again, about how bad things would be now if he hadn't done the things he did. chris: the republican nominee who has accepted the nomination, mr. romney, governor romney, did he sell, in all of the talk about business, we need a businessman. did he sell his superior ability to fix the competent, do you think this week? >> the speech was light on policy details and towards the end, he did start talking about a plan to create 12 million jobs in america. some economists will say that's was going to be created anyway over the next few years. he talked about a need to make amer
the democratic convention gets underway tomorrow. on this holiday to celebrate america's workers president obama finds himself in a struck to convince laborers that he deserves a second term. it seems some in his own party need convincing on one important question. chief white house correspondent ed henry is travelling with the president in new orleans. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama top allies are damned if they say yes and damned if they say no to this fundamental question hanging over the democratic national conventio convention. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago? >> no, but that is not the question of this election. the question without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses, the bush recession, the bush deficit. >> reporter: after republican mitt romney campaign pounced on that, today, governor martin o'malley did a 180. >> we are clearly better off as country because we're now creating jobs rather than losing them. we have not recovered all that we lost. >> reporter: the pr
barack obama woufld have been carrying his bags. >>> labor pains, does a good convention even matter if it's followed by bad job numbers on friday? >>> one big problem to football that no one is talking about. you can count on me to keep it real on this monday, september 3rd. >>> the democratic national convention starts tomorrow in charlotte. democrats will try to undo the tiny little bounce mitt romney got from the rnc, a squash ball sort of bounce, and seize the chance to push their numbers and members ahead. gallup say voters think the rnc speech was the worst convention speech in years. only 38% rated the speech as excellent or good, far below 1996. but let's not start digging his grave just yet. the president's approval rating is 45% and his disapproval is at 48%. ouch. here's the lineup in charlotte. castro kicks things off tuesday. he'll be joined by the first lady michelle obama and former president jimmy carter via video. wednesday, bill clinton, the president's new bff, and thursday, joe biden and president obama accept the party's nomination and speak to the future
obama capture the magic of his three years ago. we have the top strategist for the obama campaign. it's a fox news sun daks cluesive. how will democrats defend the economic record? we will ask los angeles lows mayor antonio vealagosa. romney ryan ticket takes the convention momentum on the road. we will ask the sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in the campaign all right now on fox news sunday. >> hello again from fox news again in the queen city, charlotte, north carolina site of the democrat iic national convention. our fox news sky box is high up in the home basketball of the charlotte bob katz. happy labor day weekend everyone while this holiday used to signal the start of the fall campaign, both sides have been hitting it hard for months. as democrats prepare to nominate barack obama for a second term we are by top strategist david axle rod. welcome to fox news sunday. >> thanks, chris, good to be with you. >> any one who was at the democratic convention in denver four yours ago remembers the magic there the sense of hope and endless possibilities. how dowr
clinton could steal barack obama's thunder at the democratic national convention. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause]. >> mike: hello everybody, thank you. thank you very much, great crowd here today in new york. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. having just returned from the republican national convention in tampa i've got some thoughts, for one thing, that magic moment with clint eastwood, pretty spectacular, really. we've been trying to get president obama on this show for years, he's turned us down every time. now i know it's really easy, and we just bring the chair out. so (applause) >> maybe if i have the chair, he will magically appear. just like harry reid's imagery friends tend to appear from time to time. [applause] >> we really didn't miss losing that first night at the convention canceled because of the possibility of bad weather. oh, it was a tough, but appropriate call given the weather forecast. and by the way, the three big networks were only going to cover one hour each night skraen way. and so, had ther
the conventions took place. but this convention in charlotte gives president obama the opportunity to say, look, we can get a bounce, this is a lot of momentum heading into the election day on november 6th. >> you point out he's not seen a bounce at least so far. what does that mean? >> well, you just -- what essentially that means is with the white house and the obama campaign really want to accomplish here is get a lot of excitement out. i have to say, tamron, i was in tampa, the mood was subdued due to isaac. as you can tell behind me, everyone is very fired up. that's one of the things they really want to get across. the other thing is they want to tell the president's story and really move forward. that's the message that they want to tell. >> all right, mark murray, thank you very much. we'll talk more about the gallup numbers later and as our team points out, it may have obama feeling confident after struggling this weekend to answer the question are you better off now than you were four years ago. team obama trying to get on one message, one accord, as they head into their convention. >
welker is traveling with the obama campaign and in toledo, the very latest stop on the president's swing state tour leading up to the convention. everybody wants to go through ohio to get to pennsylvania avenue. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. in fact this is president obama's 11th trip to ohio so far this year. that gives us a sense of how important this state is to the campaign. president obama will be talking to folks with the uaw union this morning, marking labor day, really trying to energize the labor vote here in ohio, which was so critical to him winning this state back in 2008. the focus of his remarks today, thomas are really going to on the auto bailout, the 2009 bailout as what he seeds as one of his largest achievements. according to the center for automotive research, 12% of ohioans have a connect to the auto industry, so this is something this community cares a lot about, and of course it allows the president to draw a sharp contrast to mitt romney. you talk about the back-and-forth are we better off than four years ago, the obama campaign trying t
and ask deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter about the obama team's goals. >> ifill: then we examine the challenges ahead for the democrats floor reporter ray suarez talks to pollster andy kohut. >> woodruff: with the festivities here in a southern city, we assess what the party needs to do to win the south in november. >> ifill: and why conventions can be an important organizing tool. hari sreenivasan reports on the effort to win battleground north carolina's 15 electoral votes. >> woodruff: plus gwen and i will be joined here tonight and every night this week for insight and analysis from newshour regulars mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corp
're going to bring it to them. >> meanwhile, president obama is gearing up for his convention with a four-day swing state route, one that included iowa and colorado this weekend. today, he holds a rally in ohio, then will tour hurricane damage in louisiana before heading to virginia tomorrow. the president is portraying governor romney as a monday morning quarterback, able to lob criticism but with no experience, skills or a playbook of his own. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. and when governor romney finally had a chance to reveal the secret sauce, he did not offer a single new idea. >> the "wall street journal" editorial board summed up how short on detail romney's speech actually was, writing quote, energy got one sentence, education scored big with two, neil armstrong received almost as much speech time as what mr. romney would do specifically to spur faster growth and raise middle class incomes. so overall, how did it play? did romney pick up the vaunted big mo heading into th
we'll be back at 6:00. >>> on this sunday night, high stakes. team obama unleashes a full-court press on the road to the convention. tonight chuck todd and andrea mitchell on what the president needs to do. >>> new evacuations in the gulf. the storm is gone but tonight the danger isn't over. >>> deadly summer in one of america's biggest cities. how residents are fighting to take back the streets. >>> they're going for gold once again tonight in london with kate middleton there cheering them on. >>> and in the doghouse. good dogs, bad behavior and pet owners around the world adding their canine criminals to the lineup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed eco
trillion. both campaigns are on the trail today with president obama in toledo, ohio, rallying union supporters on this labor day, and on the right side of your screen, we are expecting congressman paul ryan to speak in greenville, north carolina, not far from here, in just about 15 minutes. voters in poll after poll have been telling us that dealing with america's red ink is a big deal for them, and both parties have had a hand in creating this debt mess as we stand poised to make some very troubling history. the question is, does either campaign have a solution to this problem? look at that number. stephen moore is senior economic writer for "the wall street journal", he's with me now. steve, it was four years ago that barack obama was out on the campaign trail red calling president bush -- ridiculing president bush saying that number 43, he was referring to him as, racked up, what was it, $4 trillion of debt all by his lonesome? and now barack obama has far exceeded that in just three years, president bush did it in eight years, racking up $5.36 trillion, that's over $4 billion of
-- >> obama jobs. >> that is right. we are going to move forward. we have got to do what we've done to get here. my grandpa got here 100 years ago. he came with the shirt on his back, he worked in the fields of l.a. and california. he built a small business that was very thriving, supported a middle-class life. went to a significant catholic boarding school. loses all his money in the depression. had a younger wife -- she left him. put two daughters in foster home. this was the greatest generation. the the greatest generation suffered during the depression and sacrificed during world war ii said that we can have a better life, that we could make investments in education, the infrastructure that would make us the envy of the world, and virtually everything that created this quality of life. we understood back then that rewarding work was important. yes, we want to create wealth, no, we don't want a nation of polar opposites. he led the country from rich and poor to our country of opportunity. i believe strongly that president obama's pat is up more along those lines than the path that says
time of that campaign rally. we, the washington examiner yesterday had this article. obama to try to make case for sticking with him. don't expect president obama to try to reinvent himself this week at the democratic national convention. instead, he and a slew of his defenders will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know, rather than gamble on someone they don't. a challenging task, tpeufpb that most americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction. that's from the washington examiner this morning, and that's what we're asking you this morning. president obama, 2008 voters, are you sticking with him? yes or no? two hundred two is the area code, you say yes you're sticking with him here in 2012, 737-ooo16789, there's a number for you to dial, 202-737-ooo2 if you say no, you're changing your mind. you can also make a comment on our facebook page, or send in a tweet and there's a couple of different ways of sending in a tweet. you can do it at c-span wj for the "washington journal" or you can use the hash tag c-span dnc, which is
's turn here in charlotte. can barack obama recapture the magic of his convention four years ago? we'll discuss the plan for this week with david axel rod, it as "fox news sunday" exclusive. then how about democrats defend the president's economic record? we'll ask the convention chairman los angeles mayor are antonio villaraigosa. and the romney ticket takes its momentum on the road. we will ask our sunday panel if they have been able to shift the dynamics in this it campaign. all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> and hello again from fox news today in the queen city, charlotte, north carolina. site of the democratic national convention. our fox news sky box is high up in the time-warner cable arena, home of the probasketball charlotte bobcats and starting tuesday the first two days of this convention. and happy labor day weekend, everyone, while this holiday used to signal the start of the fall campaign, both sides have been hitting each other hard for months. as democrats prepare to nominate barack obama for a second term we are joined from the trail by his top strategist david
. meanwhile, advisors to both president obama and mitt romney battled it out on the sunday talk shows. ook office shortly after his inauguration, he said in an interview if he didn't have this economy turned around presidency s, his would be a one-term proposition. well, the economy hasn't turned around. saw nothing but insults and old slogans and tired, old ideas. in charlotte the president is a plan to cus on provide the middle class in this country some necessary and needed security by investing in research and innovation and in strengthling the middle class. >> president obama winding down to charlotte tour made remarks in colorado sunday. >> those ideas don't work. they didn't work then, they won't work now, they did not create jobs, they did not cut the deficit. they did not strengthen the middle class. they have not planned to move this country forward and we believe in something better. campaigning in pennsylvania, vice president he romney aim at t campaign five-point economic plan. won't throw the economy, it didn't do it before. folks, we've seen this movie ends. and we know ho
hispanos, el presidente obama enfrenta 3 grandes retos con los hispanos, desempleÓ y otros. como nos dice la corresponsal tendrÁ que lidiar con la pregunta del momento. ¿estÁ usted mejor ahora de lo que estaba hace 4 aÑos? >> adelante blanca. >> ¿quÉ tal? muy buenas noches, aquÍ en el foro de la convenciÓn demÓcrata especÍficamente se estÁ lidiando con luces, sonidos, discursos sobre todo para los ensayos para que todo marche bien en el dÍa de inauguraciÓn, pero hoy dÍa que ha sido celebrado como el dÍa del trabajo y aquÍ en charlotte ha sido aprovechado para salir a las calles para darle la bienvenida a los 10.000 voluntarios. >> en el dÍa del trabajo se cerraron las calles de charlotte para dar paso a un festival popular en los alrededores de la sede de la convenciÓn democrata en carolina del norte en donde un 3% de los trabajadores son sindical za sindical y dio la bienvenido a mÁs de 10.000 voluntarios quienes vinieron hablar de sus logros en estos 4 aÑos. >> perdimos en 4 aÑos ante la renovaciÓn del presidente obama, 3.5 millones de trabajo, durante 4 aÑos la p
me, invisible barack obama. (laughter) i am going to tell you something, back where we work at the daily show on the west side of he'll kitchen in new york city, you don't have to go far to see an old man yelling at an inanimate object. (laughter) but rarely is that object on stage at a national political convention. and almost never is that old man oscar winner clint eastwood. (applause) not that romney didn't get a chance to-- you know, i think he talked too. >> we americans have always felt a special kinship with the future. >> jon: yes, yes, we americans uniquely among earth's people, move forward in time. look, i don't-- (laughter) i don't care how many marco's rubio you put in between clint eastwood and mitt romney, romney ain't outshining this little playlet i like to call the old man and the seat. and here's why-- (laughter) it hurts-- here's why it hurts. it hurt these republicans bad because this convention like all conventions is a scripted and focused group fantasy and the display of eastwood's gran torino id was the very thing republicans had constructed the ent
didn't they have the meeting before and my explanation is to too great an extent, the obama campaign has focused on romney and not enough on dealing with this inevitable question. to focus on them. if you don't brag about whatever good it is you have done, nobody else is going to do it for you. >> if you don't toot your own horn, who's going to toot it. yesterday on the sunday show circuit, democrats seemeded to have trouble answering the question. >> i think everybody understands we were this close to a great depression because the leadership of this president. we staved that off. beginning to recover. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today? >> no, but that's not the question of this election. >> well, by this morning, the obama campaign clearly had gotten its act together somewhat. >> are we better off today than four years ago when president obama was elected? >> absolutely. >> by any measure, the country has moved fofr ward over the last four years. >> folk, let me make something clear say it to the press. america is better off
obama at the democratic national convention in charlotte. unlike four years ago this event is expected to be a much more toned down affair. in 2008, hundreds of thousands tuned in to watch then senator obama accept his party's presidential nomination, enormous greek columns flanked the stage of hollywood. but democratic voters not as fired up this time around. a gallup poll 79% of democrats more enthusiastic of voting compared to 51% of republicans who say they are. that's not the only problem plaguing the dnc convention, high pro vile democrats actively encouraging members of congress to skip the three-day convention to stay home and campaign in their districts and the question whether former president clinton will upstage president obama. clinton, getting up prime time speaking slot wednesday, taking the stage one night before president obama. but having the former president there could back fire. by reminding voters of the sharp contrast between the two presidents. clinton oversaw a boom economy in the 1990's. this president has overseen 42 straight months of unemployment above 8%.
. but tonight i'd ask a simple question: if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he's president obama? (applause) you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he's done as president when the best feeling you had was the say day you voted for him. president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (laughter) and to heal the planet. (laughter) my promise is to help you and your family. (cheers and applause) >> rose: romney left tampa this morning for campaign stops that included louisiana and ohio. we look back now at some of the conversations in tampa that reflect not just on the republican national convention but also larger issues about america and its future. we begin with tom friedman. so here we have a party coming together to talk about how they see the world and nominate a candidate. >> well, one of the things that struck me last night was that the stories, each of the speakers told about their immigrant experience, whether it was nickie hailey talking about the daughter of immigrant parents, it was others
are directly linked to are really crucial as the numbers are so, so tight between president obama and mitt romney, ryan, do you think it's a different question? romney had to essential introduce himself. the president says there will be nor policy. does he have to do that? >> sure. the entire question is tough to answer, because of course most people are not better off, but it's also a partly silly question, because it's like saying, hey, were you better off at the peak of the housing bubble than you were after it crashed? it's like telling somebody with a terrible hangover, hey, you were way better off last night when you were at the bar. i saw you there. you were great. so the guy thinks, yeah you're right, maybe i should just go back to the bar. that's sort of what they're trying to tell voters, hey, you were great when this bubble was going on, so let's get another bubble and everything will be okay. >>> let me show a bit of mitt romney from his convention speech. >> for the first time, the majority of americans now doubt that our children will have a better future. >> well, roger i'm
has debate preparations happening in private. >>> president obama labor day in toledo. he spoke within the past hour. he talked about his party's convention this week. he critiqued the tampa republicans. he said mitt romney whiffed last week at his convention on the subject of creating new jobs. take a listen. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the secret sauce of job creation, he did not offer you a single new idea. it was just a retread of the same old policies that have been sticking it to the middle class for years. >> president obama in toledo earlier today. he is expected to arrive in charlotte, north carolina on wednesday. i want to go to joe johns. he's there right now. hopefully a little cooler than in tampa. hopefully no storms for you. where are you joe and what's happening behind you? >> reporter: this is the intersection of trade and trion. it's a big party. carolina fest. nothing happening on the stage directly behind me. the next big act we expect to see this hour is jeff bridges. the oscar winning actor and his band the abiders. we saw them at sound
did a good job in selling the new theme. the new theme is not barack obama, european socialists. the new theme is disappointment. we were all happy four years ago with his message of hope and change, but there is no hope. there was no change. now we have to move on. whether they believe it or not in the hearts, it is a pretty good team. >> mitch mcconnell almost right out of the box after the election saying our guy is going to defeat this guy. i think they did well. it is a new introduction. this is the moment people will finally start to tune in. labor day weekend. it is the conventions. this is the real deal for the next two months, and i think they did not do anything wacko. all the fringe stuff is completely suppressed. >> except for clint eastwood. >> they had a problem occasionally with factual things, but other than that, they did well. >> i think romney succeeded in convincing the convention that he was one of them. he did present to the american people a state that has some lives, but also came to this convention with from the beginning, the romney story of we wanted t
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